How to watch the 2019 World Cycling Championships on TV and streaming for free

Find out how to follow the 2019 World Cycling Championships taking place in Yorkshire on TV or streaming for free. Start at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, September 29

The last week of September is dedicated to the cycling world championships: a week in which the strongest riders in the world (men, women, under 23 and juniors) go in search of the rainbow jersey. The 2019 edition of the cycling world championships will take place in Yorkshire, on a quite technical route that presents some roughness that could bother many cyclists.

Italy arrives at this appointment without its most representative cyclist: Nibali has forfeited because he is out of shape. A noble gesture that has allowed CT Cassani to convene cyclists with a better physical condition. The captain of the National team will be Davide Trentin, who can exploit his ability to attack from afar to put the real favorites of the 2019 World Cycling Championships in trouble. We're talking about Dutchman Van der Poel, Frenchman Alaphilippe and Belgians Gilbert and Van Avarmaet. Attention also to Peter Sagan, back from a difficult year and who wants to redeem it with the world laurel.

The 2019 cycling world championship will be broadcast on TV by Rai and Eurosport. Live television can be seen on RaiSport+ HD and Eurosport 1, a channel available on Sky and on DAZN. Free streaming of the race is also available on RaiPlay, Eurosport Player, SkyGo and DAZN.

Where the 2019 World Cycling Championships will be held

The 2019 World Cycling Championships will be held in Yorkshire, Great Britain.

The 2019 World Cycling Championships route

A great classic route the one offered by the world championship organized in Yorkshire. In total there will be 280 kilometers, with departure from Leeds and arrival in Harrigate.

The first 190 kilometers are in line and you face only three major climbs, but none exceeds 5% average gradient. Then you get to the final circuit: 13.8 kilometers to be repeated seven times. A very hard and technical circuit, where the qualities of the classic riders will make the difference In the 13.8 kilometers there are two short tears and the arrival in a slight climb, which after 280 kilometers can stay in the legs.

World Cycling Championship 2019: start and finish time

The start of the men's elite cycling world championship is scheduled for Sunday, September 29 at 9:40 am. The arrival expected between 16:00 and 16:30, depending on the daily hourly average.

The Italians competing at the 2019 Cycling World Championships

CT Cassani has summoned ten cyclists: Matteo Trentin, Sonny Colbrelli, Diego Ulissi, Davide Cimolai, Alberto Bettiol, Salvatore Puccio, Gianni Moscon, Giovanni Visconti, Kristian Sbaragli (reserve) and Davide Formolo (reserve).

The team leader will be Davide Trentin, who will try to get into the right breakaway and arrive in a small group to make his skills count in the sprint. He will have faithful followers to whom he can ask for help: Sonny Colbrelli, Diego Ulissi and Alberto Bettiol. Ready also the plan B in the case in which Trentin does not make it to follow the rhythm of the strongest. It's Bettiol, this year's winner of the Tour of Flanders.

Favorites for the 2019 cycling world championship

There is no Italian among the favorites. For this world championship we start in the second line, ready, however, to surprise. In the list of favorites we find Mathieu Van der Poel, world champion of cyclo-cross and that this year has shown everyone his skills also on the road. The course seems to be designed on his characteristics. It's impossible not to mention Julian Alaphilippe, back from a 10 in the report card season. Winner of many classics (Milan - Sanremo, Fleche Wallonne) and third at the Tour de France, he wants to crown his season with the world champion's jersey. Also Belgium plays its best cards: Van Avermaet, Gilbert and the very young Evenepoel, first 2000 to win a classic (San Sebastian classic).

Slightly more detached in the list of the favorites is Peter Sagan, winner of three of the last four world championships. This year the Slovakian has seemed to be a bit down in terms of form, but he wants to redeem himself at the world championships. Valverde and Lutsenko should also be taken into consideration.

Where to see the 2019 cycling world championship on TV

It is RAI and Eurosport to broadcast the 2019 cycling world championship on TV.

The State TV has dedicated the entire programming of RaiSport+ HD to the race: it starts at 9:30 am and continues throughout the day until the arrival.

The same will do Eurosport: on Eurosport 1 the live broadcast will start at 9:30 am. The Eurosport 1 channel can be seen on TV on Sky and on DAZN.

How to watch the world cycling championship 2019 in free streaming

If you can't follow the race from the case couch, you can watch the world cycling championship 2019 in free streaming on RaiPlay, the on demand platform of RAI. You do not have to pay any subscription, but only be registered on the platform. To watch the race you have to enter the Dirette section and then click on RaiSport+ HD.

The streaming of the cycling world championship is also available on Eurosport Player, a paid service of Eurosport. If you are a subscriber, just log in with your credentials and click on the box dedicated to the race: in a few seconds the streaming will start. Finally, if you are a Sky or DAZN subscriber, you can stream the 2019 cycling world championship on SkyGo or on the DAZN app by selecting the Eurosport 1 channel.